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Bacon-crusted French Toast?

ipsedixit Aug 1, 2010 08:57 PM

Anyone know where to get a bacon-crusted french toast?

Y'know, bread (pref. brioche or challah), dipped in egg batter, then dredged in bacon, and fried?

3 on Fourth in Santa Monica used to have it but, alas, they have shuttered.

Any leads? Thanks.

  1. ipsedixit Aug 8, 2010 12:57 PM

    Actually, Square One has something close to bacon-crusted French Toast, so that's going to be our first stop when we get a chance.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, nonetheless.

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      QualityMart Aug 8, 2010 12:51 AM

      I dunno about that specifically, but I finally made it to Nickel Diner today and both the french toast and the maple-bacon donut were SUPERB. French toast is with homemade cinnamon brioche, and has the perfect amount of moistness from the egg. The maple-bacon donut is warm and crunchy and has a generous amount of bacon. Eat the two together and you're pretty darn close to what you're looking for. :)

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      Nickel Diner
      524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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        degustateur Aug 1, 2010 09:29 PM

        Hey, ipse!

        As it turns out, you usually find what you’re looking for in the last place you look. West 4th & Jane, located in the former 3 on Fourth space offers that which you seek. I’ve yet to try it though.

        West 4th & Jane
        1432A 4th St
        Santa Monica, CA 90401
        (310) 395-6765
        http://www.west4thjane.com

        Bon Appetit!

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          sel Aug 1, 2010 09:39 PM

          Are you sure? I checked your link and they don't open until 4 or 5 pm and all I see on the menu is dinner and/or bar items. No french toast on the menu.........

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            gmk1322 Aug 1, 2010 09:45 PM

            'Tis on the dessert menu; guess you have to be drunk to want that, lol.

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              sel Aug 1, 2010 09:47 PM

              And so it is! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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                degustateur Aug 1, 2010 09:50 PM

                … not necessarily drunk, though. A good ole’ fashioned case of the “munchies” may indeed suffice.

                Whaddup, ipse?

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                  ipsedixit Aug 2, 2010 09:16 AM

                  Again, thanks for another lead, degustateur.

                  Although this may be a problem, because I'm looking for a breakfast place.

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                stuffycheaks Aug 7, 2010 10:55 PM

                I've had the french toast at West 4th and Jane a long time ago. it was nothing special. Plus, they didnt have any draft beers! Only bottles..

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